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In this file photo taken on May 31, 2019, pro-choice supporters and staff of Planned Parenthood hold a rally outside the Planned Parenthood Reproductive Health Services Center in St. Louis.
The month-long saga over whether or not the lone abortion clinic in Missouri will be allowed to remain open could end with a court decision Friday.

The only remaining abortion clinic in Missouri is currently operating as a result of a court order that was issued that allowed it to continue to perform abortions in spite of their state health license being denied.

A circuit court judge announced earlier this week that the preliminary injunction, which was initially set to last until June 21, was then pushed back to June 28.

That means that the court is set to decide what to do next by the end of the day Friday.

If no further injunction or emergency stay is issued or any other further legal steps are taken, it could mean that the clinic is forced to stop performing abortions.

If that happens, it would make Missouri the only state in the country where there is no legally operational abortion clinic.

That said, if an emergency stay is issued, the clinic could be allowed to continue performing abortions until a subsequent hearing set for Aug. 1.